Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
policies of barack obama and his administration will really put us off the fiscal cliff. we are headed towards the depression. worse than the 1930's. spending will -- we have to stop the spending. let's stop taxing people. any higher than they have already been taxed. i would like to lower tax rates and lower taxes. get rid of corporate taxes, dividend taxes and capital gains taxes. let's have a policy that will really stimulate the economy and create millions of new jobs, bring de. we would create millions of new jobs. we would start raising up people who had good paying jobs. they would pay more taxes so we can pay down the debt. the debt will kill the country economically. we have got to deal with it. first we have got to stop the spending. >> i would also like to follow up. where a lot of this debate is coming right now is the fact that several republicans have come out and said, let's go ahead and raise taxes on the high income runners and "get it off the table." i have not heard one republican actually make a case for it being a fiscally sound policy, that it does anything good.
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am EST
doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. and under this administration, under president obama, we have seen record deficits and a record debt accumulate, and yet he keeps demanding that we raise taxes to pay for more spending. this will only hurt our economy. ernst and young has done an analysis of the president's proposal and said it will cost several hundreds thousands of jobs. there is a better way and the speaker has laid it out. it is an approach that calls for tax reform by reforming the tax code and passing responsible spending cuts in order to get our fiscal house in order. that's what america wants. this is our opportunity to do the big things. this is our moment to provide that leadership that america desperately wants and we stand here ready to take the action necessary. >> the american people are hurting right now and now is the moment where we need to step up to the plate and solve the problem. i don't know how any of us can look our kids and grandkids in the eye and explain to them that we aren't willing to pay for the things we are enjoying today